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Obituary listings for December 18, 2002. 

Gigliotti
Donna L. Gigliotti, 50, of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Plum Borough, died Dec. 16, 2002.
Born May 17, 1952, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Anthony and Rose (Tolino) Gigliotti. She was a coordinator for International Athletics for the State Department in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gigliotti was a 1970 graduate of Plum High School and a graduate of Penn State University. She was selected to carry the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She was also a professional ballroom dance instructor.
Surviving are her brothers, Rick and Gary Gigliotti; nieces, Lisa and Lauren Gigliotti; and nephews, Adam, Marcus and Matthew Gigliotti.
The family received friends at Schellhaas Funeral Home in Richland Township. Mass will be 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Richard Catholic Church with the Rev. Ken Oldenski officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Penn Hills.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 200, Wexford, PA 15090 or to a breast cancer research foundation.

Hood
John C. Hood, 82, of Penn Hills died Dec. 10, 2002.
Mr. Hood was a retired owner of David Hood Sons Inc. roofing in Wilkins Township. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Helen (Neal) Hood; his children, Jimmy Hood of Penn Hills, Joan Bartczak of Colorado and JC Hood of Penn Hills; sister, Evelyn Hayes of Moon Township; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home.

Richards
Daniel Davis Richards, 82, formerly of Penn Hills, died Dec. 10, 2002.
Mr. Richards was a retired salesman with S&H Green Stamps.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Richards; his son Robert Richards; nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his children, Dr. Daniel Davis Richards Jr., Janet All, Kathleen Thompson; sisters, Genevieve, Mary and Ruth; eight grandchildren.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. Mass was at St. Bartholomew Church. 

Obituary listings for December 25, 2002. 

Aber
Mary M. Aber, 97, of Saltsburg died Dec. 15, 2002.
Mrs. Aber was a former nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Aber Sr.; and a son, Frank Aber Jr.
Surviving are her son, Donald Aber Sr.; a sister, Dorothy Clark; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery.

Chovan
Gustave C. Chovan, 80, of Holiday Park, died Dec. 18, 2002, at Forbes Regional Hospital.
Born in Turtle Creek, he was a retired electrical brazier with Westinghouse.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Chovan; his children, Charlotte Eisaman and William Chovan; a sister, Jane Miller; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. Interment was at Restland Memorial Park.

Scarano
Vincent J. Scarano Sr., 98, of Plum Borough died Dec. 21, 2002.
Mr. Scarano retired with 36 years of service with John Hancock.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Scarano.
Surviving are his children, Mary Bianco, Cleme Ecroyd and Vincent Scarano Jr.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Home. Mass was at St. John the Baptist Church.

Obituary listings for January 1, 2003. 

Ashley
Robert S. Ashley Sr., 69, of Plum Borough died Dec. 21, 2002.
Born in Millvale, he was employed in the U.S. Postal Service with a rural delivery route.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Mioduski) Ashley; his children, Barbara Ann Maringo, Deborah Ann Ashley, Robert Ashley Jr.; a brother, James Ashley; his sister, Lois Mattarock; a grandson.
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes. A service was at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery.

Bryson
Willa V. Bryson, 92, of Plum Borough died Dec. 22, 2002, at St. Margaret Hospital.
Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Edward and Nancy (Cain) Boal. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Bryson.
Surviving are her brother, Theodore Edwards; and two grandchildren.
Friends were received at Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home. Interment was at Hebron Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Unity United Presbyterian Church.

Day
George Day Sr. of East Oakmont, Plum, died on his 80th birthday, Dec. 18, 2002 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born in 1922 in Leechburg he was the son of Louis and Mary Taylor Day. He was a Navy veteran with the rank of lieutenant and worked as a mechanical engineer prior to retiring from the former Edgewater Steel in Oakmont. Mr. Day was a member of Verona Presbyterian Church, served as a church elder since 1961 and was in the choir.
He was also a member of the Verona Masons, 32nd Degree Mason, Knights of Templar and member of the 3 Rivers Walk to Emmaus.
A former member and past president of Verona School Board, he was on the founding board of Community College of Allegheny County and served on the board of Forbes Trail Vocational-Technical School.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Day; and a brother, John “Dick” Day.
Surviving are a son, George Day Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Indiana; two daughters, the Rev. Catherine “Kay” Day of Plum and Sue Balogh and her husband, Joseph, of Donora; a brother, Edward Day of Evans City; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Burket-Truby Funeral Home Inc. in Oakmont. Services were held at Verona Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township, where full military honors were accorded.

Glick
Dorothy (Cihal) Glick, 76, of Penn Hills died Dec. 17, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Saul Glick.
Surviving are her children, Bruce, Ken and David Glick, and Shellie Hensler; and grandchildren, Megan and Ben Glick, and Matthew and Michael Hensler.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. Mass was at North American Martyrs Church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Heffner
Vina Heffner, 85, of Penn Hills died Dec. 22, 2002.
Mrs. Heffner was a member of Unity United Church for more than 30 years. She belonged to Plum Creek Woman’s Club and volunteered for 23 years at Presbyterian Senior Home in Oakmont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Heffner.
Surviving are her children, George Heffner and Grace Deer; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Verna Shaffer; a brother, Carl Glover.
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions are suggested to Unity United Presbyterian Church.

Niedhammer
Frederick E. "Uncle Fred" Niedhammer, 97, died Dec. 16, 2002. Mr. Niedhammer was a retired real estate salesman.
Surviving are many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Benson and Russell Niedhammer.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. 
Interment was at St. Peters Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Towers Church, 6729 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Stadler
Mary Louise Stadler, 87, of Plum died Dec. 28, 2002.
She was born in Pittsburgh and worked as a cosmetician at Kaufmann’s. She was treasurer of the Plum Borough Women’s Garden Club, a member of St. John the Baptist Church and a volunteer at St. Anthony’s School for Exceptional Children.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Reinbold, and a sister, Bernadette Dehn.
Surviving are sons, Greg Stadler and Robert Stadler and his wife, Kim; daughter Mary Ann Stadler; and a granddaughter, Rachel.
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Home in Penn Hills. Services were at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery.

Thomas
Josephine (Senkow) Thom-as, 61, of Monroeville died Dec. 22, 2002.
Mrs. Thomas was affectionately known as ‘The Cookie Lady," best known for her lady locks. She was a social member and volunteer with American Legion Post No. 980 in Plum and the Slovenian Club of Center in Plum.
Surviving are her husband, Don Thomas; her children, James Kos of Monroeville, Cheryl An Kos of Monroeville, Kevin Kos of Saltsburg and Jason Thomas of Monroeville; a daughter-in-law, Donna Thomas; one grandchild, Jordan Leigh Thomas; sister, Mary Ondrey and Frances Duffy; brothers, Michael Senko and Andrew Senkow.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Forbes Hospice, Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146.

Zourelias
Gus Zourelias, 71, of Plum, died Dec. 28, 2002.
He was a steelworker at Edgewater Steel in Oakmont for 43 years. 
Gus is survived by his wife, Patricia Zourelias; son Gus Zourelias Jr.; brothers Ted, Socrates, Charles, Nick, George, and Alex Zourelias, sisters, Athena Hill and Marie Onzik; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Manilla Zourelias. 
Friends were received at the Thomas D. English Funeral Home Inc. where a Blessing Service was held. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 
The Rev. Ramaes of the Dormiton of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church officiated.

Obituary listings for January 8, 2003.

Cappolella
Vincent Cappolella, formerly of Penn Hills, died Dec. 28, 2002.
Surviving are sisters, Phyllis Nitti, Carole Ressa, Sandra Trentini and Roxanne Anzelone; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. Mass was at St. Bartholomew Church. 

Lew
Andrew J. Lew, 79, of Penn Hills died Jan. 3, 2003.
Mr. Lew was a long-time member of St. Bartholomew Church where he was an usher, festival worker and server at funerals.
Surviving are his wife, Rosemary (Castello) Lew; his children, Gary Lew and Mary Ann Rindt; four grandchildren; brothers, John, Ellsworth and Edwin Lew; and a sister, Dorothy Lowicki.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. 
Mass was at St. Bartholomew Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Little Sisters of the Poor.

McNeil
Audrey A. McNeil, 69, of Plum Borough died Jan. 5, 2003.
Born Jan. 16, 1933, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Theodore and Kathryn (Goss) O’Bryan. Mrs. McNeil was a waitress at Kings in Penn Hills for many years. She was a member of Verona Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are her children, John Lubatti of Lake Mary, Fla., William Lubatti of North Braddock and Steven McNeil of Delmont, Susan Kiste of Plum Borough; sisters, Betty Andrews, Jonnie Lee Grimenstein and Kathy O’Bryan; 10 grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, LeeAnn McNeil; and a sister, Patricia O’Bryan.
Friends were received at Burket-Truby Funeral Home. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Blinn Jr. of Verona Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery.

McNutt
Clarence James McNutt, 74, of Plum Borough died Dec. 27, 2002, at Forbes Regional Hospital.
Born in Yatesboro, Pa., he was the son of Robert and Olga (Wohlgemuth) McNutt. Mr. McNutt was a retired precision tool grinder with Westinghouse Electric. He was an avid farmer and a member of Penn Hills Free Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor (Hughes) McNutt; daughters, Coleen Hegland, Sharon Horner, Marilyn Miller and Elaine Bogar; sisters, Dorothy Resko and Ruth Belin; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends were received at Maurice L. Knee Funeral Home. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Penn Hills Free Methodist Church.

Wolfe
Hulda Ruth Wolfe, 74, of Harwick, Pa., died Jan. 4, 2003, at Shadyside Hospital.
Born March 11, 1928, in Plum Borough, she was the daughter of Edward and Nellie (Stewart) Sommers. She was a teacher for more than 30 years with the Allegheny Valley School District.
Mrs. Wolfe sang with Sweet Adelines, Keystone Chapter of Barber Shop Chorus and played on a bowling league at Olympic Lanes in Harmarville.
Surviving are her children, Kathleen Conley of Harwick, Pa., Thomas Wolfe of Harwick and Edward Wolfe of Upper Burrell Township; three grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Sommers.
Friends were received at Stephen P. Dolence Jr. Funeral Home. A service was at the funeral home with the Rev. Archie Neale of Pittsburgh East Full Gospel Church of Plum officiating. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Obituary listings for January 15, 2003.

Adams
Donn Adams, 69, of Plum Borough died Jan. 8, 2003.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Brady) Adams; a son, Brady William Adams of Moon Township; daughter, Loreen Adams of Murrysville; sisters, Arlene Patterson and Eleanore Lebednick; 12 nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by John T. Hart Funeral Home. 

Allen-Brown
Margaret Aleta Allen-Brown, 87, of Plum Borough died Jan. 9, 2003.
Born in Canada, she was a former secretary with Gulf Oil.
Surviving are her children, Kathy Sickels, Betty McGeary, Michael Allen Sr., William Allen and Capt. Patrick Allen; brothers, Robert Huard; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Soxman Funeral Homes.

Gieguez
Janet A. Gieguez, 68, of Plum Borough died Jan. 7, 2003, at Presbyterian SeniorCare.
Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Ralph and Isabel (Dunsire) Nielander.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death b her husband, Bernard Gieguez.
Surviving are her children, Lisa Blaskovich and Joy Walker; sister, Marilyn Strang; brother, William Nielander; and two grandchildren.
Friends were received at Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home. Mass was at Our Lady of Joy Church. Interment was at Homewood Cemetery.

Gilmore
Donna C. Gilmore, 54, of Penn Hills died Jan. 7, 2003.
She was the daughter of Catherine Godino and the late Samuel Godino.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert Gilmore; her children, Susan and Robert Gilmore III; sisters, Sandra Reda and Mary Godino; seven grandchildren.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. Mass was at St. John the Baptist Church.

Gorshin
Frances Gorshin, 92, of Oakmont died Jan. 10, 2003.
An immigrant from Slovenia, Mrs. Gorshin was a stay-at-home mother and talented seamstress who later worked with such upscale boutiques and clothiers as Ruth Young, Miller’s and Sax’s. She loved gardening too. However, she was probably best known as No. 1 fan of her son, actor Frank Gorshin.
In addition to her son, she is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Condron Roland and her husband, Willie, of Plum; daughter-in-law, Christina Gorshin of Connecticut; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Frank Gorshin Sr.; and her son, Herman Gorshin.
Friends were received at Thomas D. English Funeral Home. Mass was at St. Irenaeus Church in Oakmont.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Woodside at Presbyterian Medical Center (Alzheimer’s Care), 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139 or Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234.

Miklos
Joseph Miklos, 86, of Plum Borough died Jan. 11, 2003.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Naomi (McGuire) Miklos; children, Shirley Dick and Betty Glenn; brother, Paul Miklos; and sisters, Betty Walters and Hermina Finnigan; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Home. A service will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

Nieder
Regina Nieder, 71, of Penn Hills died Jan. 7, 2003.
Surviving are her children, Charles, Robert and Kathy Burrell, Francine Henkel and B.J. Wiemer; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Bea Drodge, Ruth Ricketts, Carol Sapanara and Patrick Ricketts.
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. Mass was at St. Bartholomew Church.

Pintar
Vencil F. "Vince" Pintar, 83,of Penn Hills died Jan. 7, 2003.
Born in Plum Borough, he was the son of Anton and Antonio (Zupancic) Pintar. Mr. Pintar was a maintenance worker at Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh. He was an avid golfer and member of Universal Moose and St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church.
Surviving is his wife, Jennie (Kastelic) Pintar.
Friends were received at Maurice L. Knee Funeral Home. A service was at St. Gerard Majella Church with the Rev. Brennan officiating. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery.

Taylor
Arthur H. Taylor, 73, of Holiday Park died Jan. 12, 2003, at Forbes Regional Hospital.
Born in Pittsburgh, he was a retired security guard.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa Taylor; children, Janice, Julie, Judy, Jane, Jennifer, Jamee, Joan, Jackie, Brian and Bruce; a sister, Janet Smith; brothers, Ken and Melvin Taylor; and seven grandchildren.
Friends will be received 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. A service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Joy Church in Holiday Park with the Rev. Robert Cedolia officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Joy Church or YMCA in Plum Borough.


 

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